Hide 'Movies' Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Motokid, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Motokid macrumors newbie

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    Jan 2, 2010
    #1
    Is there a way to hide the 'Movies' folder for a user? I'm using an external hard drive to store my movies and have an alias in the home folder and can't remove the original movies folder. Is there a way to just hide a folder from view?
     
  2. Denarius macrumors 6502a

    Denarius

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    Feb 5, 2008
    Location:
    Gironde, France
    #2
    I've got no way of trying this as I don't want to remove my own movies folder, but have you tried this in Terminal? Note that this removes it entirely, it doesn't hide it.

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf ~/Movies
    To hide it you could do.

    Code:
    sudo mv ~/Movies ~/.Movies
    The dot in front makes it invisible in OS X
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
    #3
    You can also set the hidden flag:

    You should also considering changing permissions on the folder, however, note that any admin user can enable the "ignore ownership for this volume" option for an external volume.
     

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